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No end to violence in Syria

The brutal repression carried out by the Syrian regime of Bachar el Asad since the civil society protests almost a year ago, have caused the death of more than 7,500 people according to the latest figures published by the UN. In previous weeks, the army siege has focused its attention on the city of Homs where the humanitarian crisis grows more serious by the day. One of the worst affected neighbourhoods by the systematic bombings has been Bab Amro, and the Red Cross is reporting that soldiers are blocking access to distribute aid. European and North American leaders have condemned the violations of human rights committed by the Syrian regime and several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and France have closed their embassies in Damascus. However, Russia and China continue to block a UN Security Council resolution against the Syrian regime and the international community demonstrates its incapability of putting an end to the violence.